#27 Fatal Conveniences: Sunscreen: Counterproductive Chemicals
It's that time of the week for another fatal convenience. This is a bite sized segment that addresses some of society's Bagel conveniences and the steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of them. I define fatal conveniences. As the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. Tap Water, shampoos sunglasses food I dive into the hidden truths behind some of our everyday choices that could not only be harming us, but even killing us. So let's dive in. What's up everybody has gone welcome to another edition of fatal can be minces who ha- US oh. Hey. I realized that's an intense wording. And we're going to get into some intensity right here. We're GONNA pull back the curtains on Sunscreen I realize it's the end of. The End. Of Summer. But it's also the beginning of summer in like Australia So it's always summer somewhere. But this is super important information. I'M GONNA get out now. Sunscreen the Sun. All of that health, it's all interconnected vitamin D on a touch on vitamin D A little bit. But I'M GONNA focus on four main chemicals in sunscreen that is going to create a context for the greater conversation around sunscreen around our health around our of Aleutian of this idea of being afraid of the sun when those humans have been dealing with the sun for over two hundred thousand years and have been doing it very well through this thing called Melanin production that creates the color in your skin. and the more you go out the more Melanin is produced in the more vitamin D is produced etc, etc. So. This is important to start to unpack into understand K.. So what is the convenience here? Well sunscreen going outside gotta protect ourselves, protect ourselves, protect ourselves from the evil son. So people slather themselves on cancer melanoma. Skin cancers were running around afraid of all this stuff. So the fatal convenience is put this sunscreen on to block the Sun under any circumstance. Possible. Our kids were spraying on were lathering ourselves SPF thirty and fifty and a hundred even. But there's some consequences to that and I'm GONNA. I'M GONNA get into some of that right now there's four main Munns Abajo Ben Zone. Oxo Ben's own octo Sierra Lean, and E. Chem soul. Those are the main chemicals that are. Detrimental. In. The body. And so there's been a lot of tests around this and specifically around these active ingredients around. They're finding out more and more that a soon as you put this on your skin, it goes in to the blood and absorbs, and so that's the main thing. Now, we've been saying this, the skin is an Oregon. The skin is transdermal as transdermal effect in like you go into a shower and if you don't get rid of the chlorine fluoride, you're absorbing it through the skin. The same thing that when we put on these sunscreens, these chemical is sunscreens they're going into the bloodstream causing a biological effect of this chemical of fact, that is absolutely detrimental for own health. So the FDA. Finally, did their own small research They pulled a small research division and they actually said, okay. So so what's showing up in the blood after we put these sunscreens on iep these sunscreen chemicals, and of course, what they found was that six active ingredients, it was more than just the ones that I mentioned but the main one was oxy Ben Zone. That by putting on normal amounts, it showed up in the blood one, hundred eighty times. the FDA's level of concern. After one single application. Hello. So they're they're saying, Hey, you know at these are safe. These are generally recognized as safe that they all love to say is that is that scientific when they say it's generally recognized as safe. And then no one does tess on it that companies don't do tests on it. But then when pushed, the FDA does some tax on it, as well as some other people in it comes up with one single dose of this hormone disrupting chemical. That it comes up at a hundred and eighty times, and that is even that's only one dose and it showed was people don't normally just put one dose on if they're outside, they put multiple layers on multiple doses and then it soared at five hundred times the FDA's level of concern, and so previous research has shown that some of these ingredients that day study can disrupt. The hormones and lead to fertility problems, poor birth outcomes for babies, and perhaps of course cancer. Your cancer rates up as you putting on these damn. Chemical is blocking sunscreens. So then there was also a study that showed this may affect breast development infant birth rate, sperm function. As well as when you running around it's killing coral reefs. It's hurting the environment. It's toxic `fine our water. So as within so without so as you do things, it's helping you're. Hurting your body it's also hurting the environment and we have to keep that connected everything you're doing is affecting the environment. So trying to protect yourself from this delusion of the sun is GonNa kill you all the time. Then you're also toxic buying the environment. From the environmental working group, the fact that these chemicals are being found at elevated levels in our blood combined with evidence that they have been linked to adverse health impacts in other studies is extremely concerning. This is the vice president of the environmental working group Healthy Living Science Program. So you know I've been looking at the environmental working group doing a lot of powerful research trying to warn us all but you know most people don't know what's going on. In all of these things. So hormone disruption cancer causing, and in some instances increasing the other downside is by putting on Sunscreen you're decreasing your ability to produce vitamin D, and vitamin, D is a hundred percent critical. And healthy bones. Calcium, production, strong immune system, and many Americans have low vitamin D because they're afraid they're slapping on all of the sunscreen. Now, your main hormone for your immune system is being absolutely compromised and you have to have that the production of Vitamin D. which is a hormone is fat soluble and it's happening within the cholesterol interactions with the Melanin in the skin, and now you're disrupting that whole side of it, decreasing your immune system keeping you open to other breakdowns that actually help you against cancer. So how is this possible we seem to get everything Everything is the opposite it just. So weird to me. So people have been relying on the skin for making vitamin D and obviously the darker skin you need to stand the sun longer to receive the same vitamin D levels. The lighter skin we are the more efficient we are at. Grabbing. The sunlight is quickly as possible. When we you know migrated to the north, we had less and less sun exposure sore skin became lighter and pigment so that we can maximize the sun when we had it to increase our vitamin D production. So the dark skin around the equator, the Africans producing black skin they could be out in the sun because there were at the equator and their ability to produce vitamin D took longer because of the increase of skin pigment and Melanin so so. Far Away, from the equator, need to get out in the sun without sunscreen more so that they increase their vitamin D production extremely, extremely important. So we need to understand this from a Melanin perspective and the more Tan you get. The increase of Melanin the longer you need to stay out in the sun to to keep your vitamin D production high, and obviously when it turns in the winter wherever you're at is probably a good idea to take in vitamin D if you're not getting sun exposure without sunscreen. It's very interesting when you look at center. Disease Control and Prevention have found that Mexican Americans and African Americans are two to three times more likely than Caucasians to have low vitamin D levels. This is directly from the CDC in two thousand eleven people who used more sun protection or way more than average are also more likely to suffer. So that tells you it right there and human epidemiologic studies have linked low vitamin D to increased mortality from Heart Disease Colon Cancer, breast cancer, etc.. The other great thing that sun exposure without sunscreen is it increases nitric oxide, which is dilates the blood vessels which lowers blood pressure. So did you know that sun exposure without sunscreen? Helps dilate blood vessels increases the nitric oxide. So it dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. And this is extremely important. This is directly with sun exposure to sunlight making nitric oxide. People here the stuff says common sense. This is it. Is a lot that we can get into. A around this, but let me leave you. With from a Nobel prize in physiology and medicine. Dr L. Linquist tracked the Sunbathing Habits of nearly thirty thousand women in Sweden over twenty years. Originally, he was studying blood clots, which he found occurred less frequently and women who spent more time in the sun and less frequently during the summer linquist looked at diabetes next. Sure enough. The Sun worshipers without sunscreen at much lower rates. Melanoma. question-mark true. The Sun worshippers had a higher incidence of it. But they were eight times less likely to die from it. So even though it can show up, melanoma can show up just like cancer is innocent on us, but the bodies regulating itself but the fact that your immune system is strong because of the sunlight, etc. this creates an incredible long term big expanded view of what the sun is. So linquist also decided to look at overall mortality rates and the results were shocking. Over twenty years of study son avoiders were twice as likely to die as Sun worshippers. There's not many. There not many daily lifestyle choices that double your risk of dying. In Two Thousand Sixteen Study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine Linquist team put it in perspective avoidance of Sun Exposure. Is a risk factor of a similar magnitude as smoking in terms of life expectancy. WHOA. That huge. So, sure enough when we have exposed volunteers to the. Equivalent of thirty minutes of of summer sunlight without sunscreen there nitric oxide levels went up and their blood pressure went down because of its connection to heart disease and strokes. Blood pressure is the leading cause of premature death and disease in the world and the reduction was of magnitude larger enough to prevent millions of deaths on a global level just by exposing yourself without Sunscreen to the sun. So I'M GONNA leave it at that I want you just to. Leave those questions that I left open because this raises a massive question. Of, even putting on sunscreen or using sunscreen. Okay. So what can you do about this honor where you're at honor what your ancestors have if you have history of melanoma in your in your in your epidemiological past family than just be aware of that be aware of where you're starting how much melanin you have, how much tan you have will give you an indication of how much you can stand the son do not burn that. Is, clear, across all research burning is not a good idea and they found that if you're putting on slathering, you have been out the sun much your slathering on. SPF's that people have a higher chance of burning with using sunscreen. So you have to use your commonsense if you're light skin if you're out too long put on hats, put on clothing and cover up after a certain period of time. And then you can use zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which does not go through the skin cause harm that's clear on science and like I said, before bigger SPF is not better in it's showing that most of the sprays could be infinitely worse in terms of the chemical player ration- that it's causing in opportunities I have a bunch of information in the show notes. So please go to DERNA LEAN DOT COM slash fatal conveniences or just fatal conveniences dot com and it will take you there. So I have a lot of information from an environmental working group couple brands that I looked at mad hippie Goddess Garden. also as prebiotics to help the skin, keep balanced Badger, SPF thirty, five and Blue Lizard are some of them So Super Helpful Vitamin D is extremely important for the overall health So we realized that we're we're using all of this stuff. It's detrimental not only to keeping your body unbalanced, but also eliminate the exposure to these chemicals please do not by any. Sunscreens that have these chemicals in them and as well as do your homework. If you can eat it, you can put it on your skin. Okay everyone. That's a big one I realize I opened up a can of worms on that one because I think you're starting to get that you should not be afraid of the sun does a much bigger picture to apply here and we'll get into that at some point. But today it's focused on these chemicals that are absolutely harmful hormone disrupting cancer causing, and they should not be in any sunscreens or put on any skin whatsoever and that using sunscreen. Also blocks very important pathways, nitric oxide, which lowers overall mortality as well as it lowers your vitamin D production, which also lowers the immune system in opens you up to overall mortality levels of death. So there you go all right I love you for tuning in that was the next installment of the fatal conveniences. One I hope you're feeling inspired to take a closer look at the. Choices. You're making an how they could be impacting your health and. Planet. If you WANNA, learn more about life's fatal conveniences head over to fatal conveniences DOT COM. You can sign up for the exclusive access to fatal conveniences, episodes, news insights, and more. And all this great stuff. Get sent each week straight to your inbox making it really easy. 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